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Lumberjacks Make Great: Superintendents

Dr. Jim Vaszauskas, Superintendent

At the July 23, 2013 school board meeting, trustees unanimously voted in favor of hiring Dr. Jim Vaszauskas for the district's Superintendent position.

Dr. Jim Vaszauskas has over 30 years of service to Texas public schools and recently served as the Mansfield ISD Associate Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction, and Accountability. The curriculum division is responsible for the instructional needs and assessment for 41 campuses and over 33,000 students.
Dr. Vaszauskas served as a classroom teacher for 20 years and also held positions as a coach, assistant principal, principal, and assistant superintendent. Dr. Vaszauskas earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from Baylor University, his Master's of Arts from Texas Wesleyan University, and his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Stephen F. Austin State University.

Dr. Vaszauskas’ areas of expertise include administrator development and evaluation, curriculum development and alignment, leadership training, and policy development and analysis. He has published several articles on these topics and is a frequent speaker at local and statewide professional development conferences. He has received advanced training in the Baldrige Continuous Improvement Framework and is trained as a curriculum auditor.



Dr. Cade Brumley, Superintendent

Dr. Cade Brumley is a lifetime educator. During his professional career, he’s served in numerous capacities including teaching, coaching, and the principalship. Since 2012, Brumley has served as Superintendent for the DeSoto Parish School System. He first came to DeSoto in 2010, stating he saw great potential for achievement in the parish. At the time, the system was ranked 49 of 74 systems in the State of Louisiana for academic achievement.          

Brumley’s immediate job was to improve leadership; thus, student learning would also improve. With a strong desire to build relationships, collaborate, set goals, and build plans for action, Brumley set off on his work. Change came swiftly and I knew it would.

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